National Hockey League reportedly prepared to punish five players with significant suspensions
BY MATT AUGUST 2, 2023 (8:28)
The NHL, Hockey Canada and London Police have been working on an investigation stemming from a 2018 event. Multiple claims of assault have arisen from the event, which is only now being investigated.
According to Rick Westhead of TSN, on March 27th that The Heritage Committee has unanimously voted for a motion directing Hockey Canada to hand over law firm Henein Hutchison's final report detailing its investigation into the alleged events.
This comes four months after police investigators in London, Ont., said that they have "reasonable grounds" to believe that five members of the 2018 Canada World Juniors hockey team were involved in an assault of a woman in a hotel room after a Hockey Canada fundraising gala.
Reporter and co-host of the Cam and Strick podcast Andy Strickland said the following on the most recent episode:
It appears like the investigation is heading for a conclusion with five players facing punishment. If it is proven that they committed the assault they deserve everything that's coming to them.
Hockey Canada made the announcement that no player from the 2018 World Juniors team is eligible to play for Canada's national team. This includes the upcoming 2023 IIHF World Championship.